Some Seton Hall students are preparing to go home and celebrate the Easter holiday with their own family traditions.
Easter marks the Christian celebration of the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, and it is reserved as a time of fasting and penitence for Catholics. The holiday is also celebrated through festivities and treats, such as easter egg hunts and chocolate bunnies.
Keilah Pavez, a senior business management major, said when she was younger, her family would do activities like make Easter baskets, dye eggs and participate in egg hunts.
“As me and my siblings have gotten older, we mainly get gifts as Easter baskets, watch movies together and have a family dinner,” Pavez said.
Pavez also said Easter is an important time that should be appreciated.
“Easter is important because it’s a great time to spend with family, reflect and start new beginnings,” shesaid.
Similar to Pavez, Isabella Nicosia, a senior communication major, said she celebrates Easter with her family every year and they “enjoy the day relaxing and spending quality time together.”
Deena Kucharski, a junior biology major, said she recalls specific traditions that she and her family have done for Easter.
“During Palm Sunday, my family and I used to walk around the town in my home country of Jordan with olive branches to commemorate Jesus’s arrival into Jerusalem,” Kucharski said. “Nowadays, we celebrate by breaking lent with a huge meal that includes lamb to signify Jesus as the lamb.”
Daniel Nebus, a junior visual and sound media major, said Easter is about celebrating the resurrection of Jesus.
“My family always gets together to have dinner and plan egg hunts for the kids in the family,” Nebus said.
Brianna Millican, a junior public relations major, also said when she was younger, her family would go to Easter mass in the morning at their local church, and she and her cousins would do a classic egg hunt.
“It is one of my favorite holidays because I get to spend the whole weekend with my family,” Millican said.
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